[Catalyst] Memory usage with FCGI? Server running out of RAM

Denny 2015 at denny.me
Thu Jun 11 13:03:08 GMT 2015

I run a server with 18 separate installs of ShinyCMS running, with at least 3 and sometimes 20 processes per install.  122 perl-fcgi processes in total.  They look a bit bigger than most of your processes. I've got 8GB of RAM, and I'm pushing up against the edges of it a bit, but I don't usually have any problems.

Hope that's useful info!

On 11 June 2015 13:31:16 BST, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com> wrote:
>Sysadmin-fu needed: I have a personal server in the cloud that has 1 GB
>of RAM. It's running Debian, and the usual server basics--MySQL, nginx,
>etc. No X, of course.
>There are three Catalyst apps running, all of them fairly small, using
>nginx and FCGI (I run the MyApp_fastcgi.pl script to a socket, that
>nginx then responds to). But they're taking up all the memory on the
>system, and I can't run another Cat app (and sometimes even system
>commands hang for lack of memory). I tried reducing --nproc to 1 for
>of the three apps that I'm the only one using (the other has --nproc
>The output of "top" with "M" (sorting by RES) looks like (I removed a
>few columns for spacing):
>23766 www-data 440m 230m 2584 S  23.0   0:13.40 perl-fcgi         
>16958 mysql    428m 188m    0 S  18.8 118:14.98 mysqld            
>25992 www-data 375m 158m 2608 S  15.9   0:06.80 perl-fcgi         
>26884 www-data 238m  80m 2616 S  8.0   0:01.61  perl-fcgi         
> 2513 www-data 282m  76m    0 S  7.7   0:06.01  perl-fcgi         
> 2512 www-data 182m  66m    0 S  6.6   0:00.00  perl-fcgi-pm [Library]
> 1825 www-data 172m  61m    0 S  6.1   0:03.44  perl              
> 2487 www-data 163m  46m   60 S  4.6   0:00.18  perl-fcgi-pm [CatSF]
> 1692 root     119m 5128  140 S  0.5   0:56.32  rsyslogd          
>19998 www-data 79452 3296 1136 S 0.3   6:10.61  nginx             
> 2265 www-data 79768 3148  504 S 0.3  15:57.81  nginx 
>Is this an expected or appropriate amount of memory usage? I appreciate
>that 1GB isn't all that much memory nowadays, but this is a very
>loaded machine, and I don't want to pay a lot more for a larger cloud
>server to handle this if it's not necessary.
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